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  • Mass Market Paperback: 339 pages
  • Publisher: Saint Martin's Press Inc.; New title edition (Jan. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312992432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312992439
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.4 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,165,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Outstanding Praise For Sherrilyn Kenyon and Her Novels
"Kenyon gives readers scrumptious heroes-still with a dark edge and dangerous powers...she creates a world full of depth and intelligent details...and gives her stories an underpinning and a foundation in authenticity without sacrificing the breathless pace of her plots-no small feat!"
-"Romantic Times"
Kiss of the Night
"Kenyon once again delivers a winner."-Old Book Barn Gazette
"With its frenetic, Matrix-style fight scenes and feral, leather-clad heroes, this book makes it easy to see why Kenyon's fantasy world has caught on so quickly and even inspired some readers to role-play on her Web site...an entertaining thrill ride."-Publishers Weekly
"This story has all the well-timed surprises and shocks that will have you finishing it in one sitting, all the tender and poignant moments that will have you reaching for the tissues, and all the fiery passion that will have you wanting a tall glass of ice water. For phenomenal paranormal romance, it doesn't get any better than Sherrilyn Kenyon."--Readertoreader.com
"Thoughtful and provocative...Kiss of the Night is a Perfect 10 and a strong contender for Best Paranormal of the Year. Long live the Dark Hunters!"-Romance Reviews Today
Dance With The Devil
"Move over, Anne Rice. Kenyon's Dark Hunter books are changing the face of the vampire novel, making it hip, darker, and all the more appealing."--Publishers Weekly
"Dance With The Devil cinches Sherrilyn Kenyon's place as a master of the genre! Zarek is a hero to die for, and his story will pull you in and keep you flipping pages into the wee hours; I couldn't put it down."--Julie Kenner, author ofAphrodite's Secret
"A sensual, fast-paced read with a hero who is definitely worth the risk."-Booklist
"Powerful and unforgettable, "Dance With The Devil" is my pick for Best Paranormal of the Year, and it is my pleasure to give it a perfect 10."--Romance Reviews Today
"Truly exceptional!" --Old Book Barn Gazette
"Using figures from mythology, Sherrilyn Kenyon provides a deep novel that a romantic fantasy lover will cherish. A powerful story that makes believers of skeptics that Ancient Gods and Goddesses, Dark Hunters, Dayslayers, and other mythological characters walk among us...another fine myth from a superb storyteller climbing to the top."-Baryon Magazine
"Kenyon pulls out all the stops in this fast-paced action-filled adventure...the passion is fiery hot and the unique characterizations of shape-shifters will leave readers hanging on the edge of their seats...this entire series of outstanding books is a keeper."-Rendezvous Review
"Sherrilyn Kenyon's world of Dark-Hunters, Katagaria Slayers, Olympian Gods, Oneroi, Apollites, demons and Daimons is a fascinating one. Her Dark-Hunter series sweeps readers away into a dangerous and sensual world...Dance With The Devil is a tempting delight for both old and new Kenyon readers."--www.bookloons.com


PRAISE FOR SHERRILYN KENYON

"Kenyon is the reigning queen of the vampire novel."--Barbara Vey, "Publishers Weekly"

"An engaging read."--"Entertainment Weekly "on "Devil May Cry"

"Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic, sexy, and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels."--"The Boston Globe "on "Dark Side of the Moon"

From the Inside Flap

PRAISE FOR AUTHOR SHERRILYN KENYON
"Kenyon is the reigning queen of the vampire novel."--Barbara Vey, Publishers Weekly

"An engaging read." Entertainment Weekly on Devil May Cry

"Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic, sexy, and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels." The Boston Globe on Dark Side of the Moon

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Fantastic - this book is one of the best in the serious of the dark-hunter books. I was not expecting much as Valerius was one character that I did not feel I could like or be interested to know more about even though we saw a different side to his character in "Night Play". However I had the rest in the series so ...and am I so glad I bought it!
I disagree with the other reviewer - all the other characters and sub-plots do not take anything away from the two main characters (Tabitha and Valerius) in fact they enhance the story. Kenyon's flare for knowing her characters as if they were real people definitely shows in her writing here. Few writers are capable of weaving all the threads of so many storylines together without the book becoming wishy washy and hollow in parts. There is depth and character in every plot and sub plot that is to be admired.
This book ran the gauntlet on the emotions and with Night Play is definitely my favourite of the series.
Thank you so much Sherrilyn and please keep them coming.
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By Book Addict TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 11 Jan. 2005
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Seize the Night is the newest instalment in SK's Dark-hunter series and focuses on Valerius. He is the Roman General we have encountered in previous books generally despised by the Greek contingency of Dark-hunters, an attitude they have passed on to most of the other DH's. Despite his formidable appearance, we learn that Valerius' childhood was every bit as harsh as his brother Zarek's (who also makes a welcome return in this book as a God). His conversion to DH status took place following his crucifixion at the hands of his own brothers.

Tabitha is part of the eccentric Devereaux clan, most importantly she is the twin sister of Amanda (wife to Kyrian, the ex Dark-hunter tortured and executed by Valerius' grandfather). Tabby has grown up aware of the dark hidden world around New Orleans since she was first attacked by Daimons at the age of 13. Whereas her twin has obvious sorceress abilities, Tabitha's powers of intuition are more subtle and far more valued by Daimons. She is also a 'Magnet', giving off a powerful lure to Daimons with her fiery nature and zest for living life to the full. After accidentally staking Valerius following a kick ass session with a group of Daimons she takes him home to recuperate. Aware of his reputation, she is fiercely drawn to this Dark-hunter but realises any relationship between them would rip her family apart.

I love the DH series and have to say that although SK has written some pretty amazing scenes in her previous books, Seize the Night is the first DH novel to actually make me cry. I don't want to give away too much of the plot but I will warn you that a DH dies in this book as well as 4 well established characters (one of whom is converted to DH status).
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites! 11 Nov. 2016
By Jackjeanh - Published on Amazon.com
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I LOVE this book! I've always loved Valerian and Tabitha separately as individuals. They are both funny, loving, broken and awesome in their own way, and to see them together is just pure genius! You could say that opposites attract, but then again, Valerian and Tabitha have much more in common than one might think, and to seem them connect on a deeper level is intensely satisfying. This book is DEFINITELY worth checking out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Reading the Paranormal Review 15 April 2013
By Kelly Rubidoux - Published on Amazon.com
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Man, I had forgotten how this book is like a punch to the gut. Valerius had a pretty craptastic life before he died and, honestly, an even worse one once he became a Dark-Hunter. Seriously, to be hated by EVERYONE just because he was born a Roman? That sucks. Hard. Not in a sexy way.

Yeah. So. Valerius. He was the guy I loved to hate when he was initially introduced. The fact that Sherrilyn Kenyon made me care about his story and about him makes me giddy. Under his stone cold facade, he's a gentleman and a seething mass of emotions that he forces down so that nobody knows how much their careless words hurt him. Poor Val. I just want to pet him. On the outside, Tabitha is his polar opposite. They shouldn't work. Yet YET, she takes the time to get to know him and sees the things that he's hiding away. She might be a little crazy, but her heart's in the right place.

If I can look past the Valerius sad, sad times, this book drops a whole lot of hints about Acheron and how whacked out his story is going to be. Then there's the Katra thing. Oh, Kat. You'll get your wish, bebe. Just you wait. And Nick! NICK! *weeps quietly in a corner* You know, a lot of things happen here. A LOT. The sheer number of plot threads for later books that are continuing to advance is stunning. SO MUCH STUFF, GUYS! SO MUCH!

I consider this a win in the reread column. Heartbreaking, sexy, and answers that lead to more questions. LOVE IT!

-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poignant story of the Roman Dark Hunter Valerius 8 Feb. 2005
By Kyra_Athena - Published on Amazon.com
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This novel focuses on Zarek's half brother Valerius. Zarek, now an Olympian, despises his legitimate aristocratic half brother and blames him for the horrors he endured as a Roman slave. Valerius seems to be the only decent one aside from Zarek in the entire family. Valerius witnessed Kyrian's execution at age five by his father and grandfather. There are some definitely bad feelings all over. On top of all that, Valerius is a Roman and the majority of the Dark Hunters are Greeks so they hate him and give him a really hard time.

Tabitha, Amanda's twin who is married to Kyrian, gets involved with Valerius. Tabitha is the "wild one". She's very outspoken and unconventional. The demon Desiderius is back in town or sort of...I think he was a vengeful ghost that his son sought to resurrect.

There are losses on both sides, literally.

The mystery thickens as to what/who Acheron really is. I won't spoil it for you, as the details would give the rest of the story away.

I recommend this book, but be prepared for some definite moments of sadness. It's not as painful as Zarek's story, but there are flashbacks to that as well. There is a happy ending though!
4.0 out of 5 stars Tabitha and Val are two of my favorites in the dark hunter series, but the overarching DH plot book drags this book down a bit 9 Jun. 2016
By Samantha - Published on Amazon.com
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I read the first dozen or so Dark Hunter books over 10 years ago and am pleased to say I still enjoy them. I remember this is the one I caught up to the author on and had to wait to be released. Two such different people that find they work, its hard to put down. I love Tabitha and Val, there story and chemistry is great. But the overall Dark Hunter overall plot drags the ending down. For a book I was so excited to read, and was so enjoyable for the first 75%- both times I've read this book I felt a little disappointed at towards the end.
But Tabitha and Val are two of my favorites on their own.
4.0 out of 5 stars OPPOSITES ATTRACT/ Plot Changer 19 Jun. 2014
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Book 7 from one of the favorite book "soap operas". It's Valerius and Tabitha's story. Their romance is nice and I'm glad they found one another, but it's the back story is why this book gets four stars. The Dark-Hunters fight with the Daimons, and the warrior Spathi Daimons take on new heights in this book. A lot happens that changes the whole series. We learn a lot but at the same time, what we learn makes us want to learn more!

I deducted a star due to the love story of Val and Tabitha. This is a story of opposites attracting. Tabitha is an empath, so he can't lie to her, and she is something Valerius has never seen before. I can see her attraction to him due to her feeling his feeling, but him to her- I'm not sure about. He's a up tight, stick in the mud where she's a goth girl. Is there more to his attraction other then she didn't back down and is good in bed? I would to say it's true love, but I'm just not sure.
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